US Army orders more BAE laser target locator modules

The US Army has awarded BAE Systems a $23.5m (£15m) delivery order for more of the company’s target reconnaissance infrared geolocating rangefinder (TRIGR) systems.

The TRIGR is an advanced, lightweight laser target locator module (LTLM) designed to give dismounted warfighters the ability to quickly and accurately identify targets, day or night, and deliver timely data to fire support, manoeuvre command and control and intelligence systems.

The handheld TRIGR system — which weighs less than 5.5lb (2.5kg) — consists of an integrated, forward-looking, advanced infrared optic, a 7x direct-view optic, a laser rangefinder, a digital magnetic compass and a GPS receiver to locate targets of interest.

Over the past three years, the US Army has awarded BAE three contracts for its LTLM. Work on this latest contract award is taking place in Nashua, New Hampshire, and Austin, Texas.